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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore Auditorium on 1966-11-19

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Grateful Dead Live at Fillmore Auditorium on 1966-11-19

Set 1

Cold Rain And Snow
Hi-Heel Sneakers
Pain In My Heart
Beat It On Down The Line
Cream Puff War
Same Thing
He Was A Friend Of Mine
Dancin' In The Street

Set 2

Smokestack Lightnin' ->
King Bee
Midnight Hour

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Fillmore Auditorium
Location San Francisco, CA

Source SBD -> Master Reel
Lineage Master Reel -> Dat -> CD -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC (1 Disc Audio / 1 Disc FLAC)
Transferred by Charlie Miller


-- Dancin' In The Street cut due to reel flip
-- Slight overburn needed to fit onto one disc


Reviewer: kevindiacity - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2016
Subject: Great early Dead
Love the early recordings! Can't believe the quality of this one. Pigpen was really on in this one. Thanks to Charlie Miller for ALL his work in these recordings. I always look to pick his work if it's available. Thanks to IA for the archives!!
Reviewer: quelots - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 11, 2016
Subject: Bill Summers...
...was the name Billy K used early on as he was too young to get into the clubs he was playing at. xD Thought that common knowledge. :-P Another winner courtesy of Sir Charlie Miller. Thank you, Sir.

Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 12, 2015
Subject: 5
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 17, 2013
Subject: 3/17/67 Winterland?
Light_into_Ashes' continually fascinating archeological blog on the Dead explores some of the date controversy here with much more coherence than the rambling headache on deadlists - - although apparently there isn't enough evidence to label this one one way or the other, it's still fun to read through all of this, if this is your sort of thing...

Regardless of the date, this is an awesome, awesome show - Cold Rain exemplifies an innocence that perhaps wasn't really there (the band likely dosed to the eyeballs), but considering Jerry's eventual fate there is a poignancy and sweetness to these early renderings. Cream Puff War is no-fooling-around jam, Dancin' smokes (while unfortunately, and perhaps forever, cut) and Pigpen gets his digs in with a LOT of air time on the mic - that Midnight Hour is as good as it gets.

But it's that Same ol' Thing that makes this show for me - god, they take us right into those smoky-blue blues halls with this, and then giddily double-time it for a sterling outtro jam - Bobby handled this song quite well in the 90s when they revived it, but Pigpen singing Same Thing in the mid-60s is, well, perfection!
Reviewer: dupree413 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 31, 2012
Subject: Great Grate show
Really - this is just unbelievable.

" Hi Heel Sneakers" in the first set gives us an idea of how the blues (in short "ditties") sounded in the early days. Really awesome.

The third set is why they (being the GD) used to say that in the earlier days, they were a backing band for PigPen.

Kudos to Mr. Miller

Must Have.

God Bless and Enjoy
Reviewer: barreramusic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 8, 2012
Subject: Early Dead
Early Dead does not get amy better than this!
Reviewer: rschwz28 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 5, 2012
Subject: 120% Grateful Dead
I first downloaded this Cream Puff War about five years ago. It's absolutely fabulous, despite a misstep at 3:35 by Weir (somebody?). And I have to concur with BataviaSparky below: after listening to it, Jack Straw or Brown-Eyed Women might not hit the spot.

And how about that all-Pigpen second set?!!
Reviewer: Pangolin22 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 27, 2011
Subject: Incredible bit of History
Absolutely incredible to hear this. An extra special thanks to Charlie Miller for all his hard work.
45 years old and sounds like it was just recorded yesterday! Needless to say, Pigpen's Same Things is worlds better than the version Bobby was pushing in the 90s.
Reviewer: imgary - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2010
Subject: right on the edge of chaos
This is more than amazing. Indescribably wonderful.
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2010
Subject: this is the Grateful Dead
This is the sound - COFFEE
Reviewer: BataviaSparky - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 19, 2010
....Oh, it was only a cream puff! This is unreal. The most incredible dead I have ever laid ears on! Go straight to "Cream Puff War" if you need convincing, then go back and listen to the whole thing. 1966? Are you crappin' me? Dude, its gonna be tough to listen to anything after '69 after listening to this!
Reviewer: JustAFloatingSage - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 29, 2010
Subject: OhYeah!!!
Note to self:
El this to somebody who doesn't understand why I am addicted to the early Dead

Power throughout the show...The vibe is the real deal....makes my head bob and my feet bounce...
Reviewer: WolfieLupo - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 12, 2010
Subject: Epic Win.
Man... I just rediscovered the Dead via The Electric Kool Aid Acid Test, which I had to read for class, of all things... Best thing school ever did for me.

My parents were infants when this was recorded. They are cynical ex-punks who HATE the Dead (and pretty much everything else). I, however, heard Joe Strummer when he said Punks Are Just Hippies With Zips. So... put on your high-heeled sneakers...
Reviewer: Finster Baby - - May 6, 2009
Subject: Billy K
Bill Kruetzman and Bill Summers are one and the same.
The story is that Bill Summers was the name on Billy's fake ID. Don't know if that is true, but it is definitely true that Bill K and Bill S are in fact the same person.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" November 19, 1966 at the FIllmore Auditorium, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.

Bill Graham introduces the band and says "on drums, in striped "T" shirt, Mr Bill Summers".

Looks like Kreutzman wasn't at this gig...huh? Guess not. Who was/is Bill Summers, and whatever happened to him?

5 Pigpen songs gets 5 stars.

5 Stars for the mix (Stereo Hi-Fi)
5 stars for the recording
5 stars for the performance
5 stars for the Charlie Miller Transfer

This is a "MUST HAVE" show for all collectors of the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Super rare version of Otis Redding's "Pain In My Heart" sung by Pigpen.

Hard to believe these guys were this hip in 1966.
I was in 6th grade in 1966.

The BEATLES had invaded the USA 2 years earlier. BEATLE MANIA was blinding.

Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry...

Eat, Drink, Be Merry, and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.

Thanks for the love.

PS: Click on Charlie Miller's name and collect all his GRATEFUL DEAD shows, he has impeccable taste.
Reviewer: Direwolfman - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 25, 2008
Subject: This just gets better and better
Mr. Miller has worked his magic again. The show sounds great for 66'. Thanks again archive!
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